Make Students Earn Loan Forgiveness, Not Just Give It to Them!

Recently the province of Newfoundland decided to abandon student loans and just give away grants. Now, other provinces, including my own of Nova Scotia, are being called upon by students and others to do the same. I say BS to that and propose a far better idea.

Why don’t we make the students earn it?

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I Will Boycott Any Halifax Unionized Coffee Shop

There’s a big brew-haha about Haligonian coffee shop staff unionizing. and how this is supposed to be good and going to lead to change in Canada, etc. Well, I’ll simply state “brew-haha” is pretty much the right word to describe it, and leave it at that, because I not only understand the issues and disagree, I also know action speak louder than words. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge (Surprise)

First, we learned that roses are red, like from those “Roses are red” love or Valentine poems.

Then we found out they also came in a pure white.

And if we looked around a bit more, we could find them in yellow and pink, too.

I’m sure if we looked harder, like on Google or Wikipedia, we could probably find them in some other colour. But have you ever seen a rose with all the colours of the rainbow?

If not, then have a look!

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How Much Would You Pay for Online News from Halifax’s Chronicle-Herald? Poll

Halifax and Nova Scotia’s main newspaper, the Chronicle-Herald, is considering setting up a paywall for access to its online stories. Funny that it was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that reported this, not the Herald itself! (Oct 17 2012)

A paywall is a system where surfers would get some stories free, but would have to pay a monthly subscription for most of the other stories. Or you’d get snippets of some or all stories, but would have to pay for the rest of the content. Either way, you’d be having to pay for most of the content. What I want to know in a survey is Continue reading

My Gus-Con Weekend

On the weekend of June 1-3, the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, Nova Scotia, held an event called Gus-Con. It was  3 day event filled with lectures, presentations and panels that pays tribute to the Comic Book Convention that has become such a popular and important part of the Sci-Fi world (schedule at bottom). The name honoured the museum’s Gopher Tortoise, Gus. The exhibit featured a variety of costumes, which you can see in my gallery below, but Gus-Con added to that by having talks, displays, special exhibits, contests, a costume ball, etc.

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